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La Porte City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to place a single proposed amendment to the City Charter on the May 5 Election Ballot.

The proposal would amend the charter to state that a candidate for mayor or a council position shall have been a qualified voter of the city for 12 months immediately preceding election day. Currently, the charter requires a candidate to be a qualified voter for 12 months prior to the time the candidate files for office.

The city council elected not to place on the ballot two other proposed amendments. One of the two amendments would seek to amend the annual salaries of the mayor and council, while the other proposed that a vacancy in the office of mayor or council be filled by appointment as opposed to special election if the unexpired term in the vacant office is 12 months or less.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Stephanie Bellew to the La Porte Area Water Authority Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to deny the passage of an ordinance changing the Future Land Use Map to reflect a change in the zoning of a 1.2-acre tract along the east side of South 15th Street and south of West C Street from a Mid-High Density Residential District to a Commercial District.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a request to change the zoning of the 1.2-acre tract at South 15th Street from Mid-High Density Residential to General Commercial.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a request to change the zoning of a 6.96 acre tract at the west side of Underwood Road, north of Fairmont Parkway and south of Caniff Road from a Neighborhood Commercial District to a Mid-High Density Residential District.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a special conditional use permit to allow an active senior living facility on the same 6.96 acre tract.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a resolution in support of the development of the Lafayette Park Apartments to be located on Underwood Road.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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